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The only wool grading company in Canada

Only if you raise sheep for the purpose of selling their wool, would you be familiar with one of the unique businesses in all of Canada. The Canadian Co-Operative Wool Growers Ltd. (CCWG), has a long history. Located in one of the oldest buildings in the town of Carleton Place – a building itself with...
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Knitters The knotty knitters

By Mary Cook It all started when a group of women from the Stittsville Legion, Branch 618, decided it would be a good idea to put their knitting talents to good use, and create much needed items for the local community. They called themselves the Knotty Knitters. Knitters from the Stittsville Seniors Community, by Revera,
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PEI_2 Magnificent seven on Canada’s gentle isle

By Katharine Fletcher Many of us have heard of author L.M. Montgomery’s book Anne of Green Gables, whose mischievous heroine inspires so many of us to visit her island home. Thousands flock to Prince Edward Island every year not only to see Green Gables and the Anne museum, but also to take in the annual
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Recipe_Pork Get grilling!

Brazilian Meat Skewers As we turn our attention to Brazil and our athletes this summer, it’s easy to find new flavours to celebrate our victories. To get a true taste of Brazilian culture, try jazzing up your barbecue faves with bold sauces like this zesty twist on traditional marinade. Serve your backyard guests these pork
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Home_Renovations Top six improvements to add value to your home

(NC) Homeowners often look to customize their home for personal enjoyment and to appeal to future buyers. So, we ask, which remodelling projects add the most value? “Homeowners are often inclined to renovate to suit their individual preferences and lifestyles,” says Craig Blanchard, broker-owner with Royal LePage Atlantic Homestead in St. John’s, Newfoundland. “However, while
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Mary Cook's Memories of the '30s

Preparing for the end of the world

By Mary Cook The old lady in Renfrew who Mother befriended was an odd one.  Every time we went into town she was sitting on her falling veranda, wrapped in an old tattered sweater with a scarf around her head, even on the hottest day of the summer.   She kept a batch of chickens
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Free legal resources

(NC) Do you think you are being unfairly treated by your employer? Are you going through a divorce? Or maybe you are having difficulties with your landlord? Many people experience these types of issues, but not everyone is aware of their legal options. A 2009 Department of Justice report found that over 85 percent of
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Healthy Living

Seven fruits and vegetables you might not be storing properly

By Sonia Jean-Philippe, Registered Dietitian  Vegetables and fruit are the number 1 contributor to household food waste according to a report on Food Waste in Canada. According to the report, food waste is a considerable issue in Canada, where: • 40% of all food produced, the equivalent to $27 billion, is wasted • 51% of
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Food and Nutrition

Recipe_Pork Celebrate summer

Berry Grunt Whether blueberries, strawberries or raspberries are your berry of choice, this Berry Grunt recipe will satisfy any sweet tooth and make the most of your region’s seasonal offerings. This old-fashioned dessert is similar to a cobbler, but has fluffy dumplings on top. Even better, this sweet treat can be made over the campfire
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